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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 15.04.2006

Peter Prineas presents Bob Carr with a gift of his book Wild Places.

Peter Prineas presents Bob Carr with a gift of his book Wild Places.
Copyright (2006) Victor Kepreotis

At the Sydney launch of Peter Prineas' book, Katsehamos and the Great Idea.

The launch occurred at 7.00 pm on Wednesday April 12, 2006, at 'Alexander's on the Park', ground floor American Express building, 175 Liverpool Street (opposite Hyde Park).

The venue was packed with 170 guests, with varying interests, including, cinema historians, those interested in Heritage issues, both for the natural and built environments, Councillors from Gwydir Shire Council, Arts NSW representatives, the former Minister for the Arts, and Premier of NSW, Bob Carr, and Greeks, Philhellenes, and of course, Kytherians.

About Peter Prineas' book Wild Places.

[Bob Carr has always been passionate about the natural environment, and is also an avid bushwalker.]

The meticulously researched, beautifully written book on wilderness by Peter Prineas with photographs by Henry Gold (285pgs).

"... without a doubt the best overview ever produced on the wilderness areas of eastern New South Wales. This book inspired me and my family to venture off the beaten trails ... to see for ourselves the astonishing vistas it describes with such authority and affection".

- Allen Farrelly, editorial executive News Limited and former editor of The Australian.
"Not just the best book about wilderness in New South Wales - it is essential reading for anyone interested in wilderness in Australia".

- Tim Bonyhady, Australian National University.

"A very readable and informative statement on wilderness and the authoritative work of its kind on the shrinking wilderness of New South Wales. This book will appeal to those committed to the cause of wilderness conservation and to those wishing to discover more of the surprisingly little-known wild places in this more densely populated part of Australia".

- Peter Hitchcock, environmental consultant and former member of the Australian Heritage Commission.

See also:

Speech introducing Bob Carr at the Sydney launch

Review(s) of the book

Professor Janis Wiltons' speech, Bingara book launch

Details of the Bingara book launch, photograph unveiling, and 70th Anniversary Ball

Founders photographs unveiled, Roxy, Bingara


Kytherians flocked to Bingara from everywhere

Peter Feros's descendants

Descendants and freinds of Roxy Theatre founder, Peter Feros

Peter Prineas at the Sydney launch of his book Katsehamos and the Great Idea

Peter Prineas presents Bob Carr with a gift of his book Wild Places

The Honourable Bob Carr launching Peter Prineas' Katsehamos and the Great Idea

George Poulos, introducing the Honourable Bob Carr at the launch of Katsehamos and the Great Idea

The book Katsehamos and the Great Idea is available from the publisher,
Plateia Press,
32 Calder Road, Darlington, NSW,
or email here
phone (02) 9319 1513
and also from Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW, 2037 and selected bookshops.

Katsehamos and the Great Idea is also available in the New England and Northwest region of NSW, from the Roxy Theatre, Maitland Street, Bingara.
Phone: 02 67240003
or email here

For further information
Phone: Sydney, (02) 9319 1513
Mobile: 0429 322 857

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